Should you hug your family law attorney?

To Hug? Or Not to Hug your family law attorney? That is the question. On the one hand, a family law attorney is a seasoned professional. Someone who went to years of post-graduate school, passed the bar exam and endured years of grueling training. This person is most likely driven, competitive, professional, impressive (possibly even intimidating) and confident. When you hire an attorney, you expect them to be competent and assertive. Some attorneys would be offended at the informality of hugging – or at the very least, the assumption that all women attorneys are huggers. Female attorney, Deanne M. Koll Continue Reading…

Be Honest with Your Lawyer

Should You be Honest with Your Lawyer? Yes. It doesn’t matter what legal action you’re involved in, lying to your lawyer (and yes this includes concealing the full truth) can only hurt you. Be honest with your lawyer. In all cases, once a client has obtained the services of an attorney, disclosure of secrets (with a few exceptions that can be explained by the lawyer) are protected by Attorney-Client Privilege. According to the Free Legal Dictionary by Farlex this means, “That privilege that permits an attorney to refuse to testify as to communications from the client. It belongs to the client, Continue Reading…